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6 Cincinnati vs. 11 Kansas State

March 15, 2017 GMT

Bing Predicts winner: Cincinnati (88 percent)Region: SouthLocation: Sacramento, CaliforniaOpening line: CIN -3Tipoff time: 7:27 p.m. EST (Friday)Kansas State’s win over Wake Forest in the First Four earned the Wildcats a meeting with Cincinnati. Wesley Iwundu led Kansas State with 24 points against the Demon Deacons, and he’ll need to replicate that performance for the team to move on to the second round.Cincinnati ranks 13th in defensive rating and 49th in rebound margin, so the Bearcats seem capable of neutralizing Iwundu and company. With four players averaging over 10 points per game -- Jacob Evans (13.7), Kyle Washington (13.1), Gary Clark (10.7) and Troy Caupain (10.1) -- Cincinnati has enough firepower to hold off Kansas State and move on.